HEALTH & BEAUTY

Gatekeeping: Will a Home Gate Make Your Home More Secure?

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Are you considering installing a home gate on your property? Doing so can change the look of your property and can be a major installation project, so it can be a big decision. And, there are many different styles and features of gates, which can make the choices feel overwhelming.

By narrowing down the benefits of adding a gate to your property, you can better decide if it is a good choice for your home. Here are the main ones to consider.

Safety

Perhaps the main reason to install a gate on your property is home security. It creates a physical barrier for potential intruders. Burglars look for the path of least resistance, so any obstacle can be a huge deterrent.

And a gated entrance can be a sign of other safety measures. This alone can be enough to dissuade someone from breaking in or doing other property crimes.

Besides keeping people out, gates can help keep things in. If you have pets or young children, a gated entryway can keep them from wandering off or into the street. Security gates–the type you find around swimming pools–can add additional safety and peace-of-mind that your young children cannot escape.

Privacy

Another reason to install a gate is that it can add privacy to your outdoor space by obscuring it from people driving or walking by. It also can mean not having to deal with solicitors, political campaign workers, or other uninvited guests.

And you can select many options that allow different levels of privacy. You might choose a solid gate that offers complete concealment, or a picketed one that allows you to see what is happening on the other side.

Curb Appeal

A gate onto your property can make an impactful first impression on visitors. It can add a sense of luxury or prestige to your property.

You should consider what kind of gate suits your overall style. There are various home gate types and designs to consider, including different heights and functions. A modern steel or aluminum gate will add a different aesthetic than a wood farmhouse or ranch-style one.

Value

Like many renovations, gates also can increase property value. Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, it can still be a good investment that will not lose its value over time.

Beefing up security around your home may get you a lower rate on your homeowner’s insurance. This will be contingent on where you live and the level of crime in your area. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to see what impact a home gate can have.

Select the Right Home Gate

Now that you have an idea of the many benefits of a home gate, you can decide if it is something that is right for you. It can increase security and curb appeal while adding value to your home.

We hope this information was helpful to you. Be sure to check out our other home and garden posts, as well as those on health, beauty, pets, and many other topics.